December 13, 2008 archive

WINNERS – Historical Fiction Give-away

THANK YOU to all who entered the drawing, and SPECIAL THANKS to Michelle Moran who so generously offered to give away THREE of her books! There were 58 entries and I used the Random Integer Generator to choose three winners (the integer generated was matched to the comment number)… the first two numbers won The …

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Themed Reading Challenge 2009 – My Progress

February 1 – July 31, 2009 I am hosting this challenge in 2009 (read about the rules on this post) and have decided to stretch myself by choosing Option 3: Read at least 6 books that share MORE than two themes. My themes are: Female authors New to me authors The plot has some sort …

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New Author Challenge 2009

January 1 – December 31, 2009 Literary Escapism is hosting the New Author Challenge for 2009. There is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. YOU decide how many new authors you want to try in 2009 and then that’s your challenge. To join, go to the post about …

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My Year of Reading Dangerously Challenge

January 1 – December 31, 2009 Although I failed to complete the 2008 version of this challenge, I have decided to give it another go in 2009 since there are some changes that make this one more easily attainable.  Estella writes: We’re making the challenge EVEN EASIER this year! I know, we didn’t think it …

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Africa Reading Challenge – 2008

I know, I know – I’ve promised to stop joining challenges. But how could I pass this one up? I’ve perused my lists and found I had several books in my stacks as well as on other challenge lists that fit this one perfectly!

January 1 – December 31, 2008

Dave at Siphoning Off A Few Thoughts is hosting The Africa Reading Challenge – read at least six books about Africa, set in Africa or dealing with African issues.

Here is my list:

1. In The Country of Men, by Hisahm Matar
2. There is No Me Without You, by Melissa Fay Greene
3. A Bend in the River, by V.S. Naipal
4. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali, by Gil Courtemanche
5. Graceland, by Chris Abani
6. Life and Times of Michael K, by J.M. Coetzee (finished February 17, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)
7. The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur, by Daoud Hari (finished February 15, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

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